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Stockfish Pastry

A short recipe today: It’s three days of school holidays around Ascension Day here and I’m spoiling my son rotten, which is much harder work than work. Anyways, from the recipe collection of Philippine Welser: 81 To make stockfish pastry … Continue reading

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Carp in Pastry

A recipe in two variations that I may try come winter, from Philippine Welser’s recipe collection. 79 If you want to make a fish pastry Take a fish, be it a carp or another kind, scale it and next cut … Continue reading

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On Beards and Table Manners

This poem by the König vom Odenwald has got to be the longest-winded lesson in table manners I have ever seen. VII Of the long beards of peoplethat they wear nowadays for ten reasonsHear of the rare talesThat I will … Continue reading

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Eel Pastry

Two more recipes from the Philippine Welser collection, and we are finally out of the fruit with sugar and cinnamon section: 77 To make an eel pastry Take an eel and remove its skin. Make nice pieces out of it … Continue reading

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On Bathing

This is not really culinary content, but too interesting not to share. The König vom Odenwald also wrote a short poem about why people bathe: IV This is about bathingWhich never hurt anyoneFrom the treasure of my artI must write … Continue reading

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Sweet Quince Pastry

I only have a boring recipe today, sorry. From Philippine Welser’s collection: 74 If you want to make a pastry quince pastry (repetition probably accidental) from slices Make a round pastry crust from the dough and cut the quinces into … Continue reading

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The Taste of May

In the past, I dedicated a lot of blog space to various dishes associated with the month of May in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Today, I will talk a little about the flavour associated with that month in modern … Continue reading

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Veal Roulade Pastry

Another short recipe from the Philippine Welser collection today, and one that I think I want to try: 73 If you want to prepare a good pastry of hetalin or haters (cutlets) Cut broad slices from veal and beat them … Continue reading

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Veal Pastry

There was an accident on the line so trains were late. Time only for a short recipe (actually two), again from Philippine Welser’s collection: 69 A pastry made of veal Take veal, parboil it well and chop it. Take half … Continue reading

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Spanish Pastries

Just a short recipe from Philippine Welser’s collection today. It looks like an early form of puff pastry: 71 If you want to make Spanish pastries Take good flour and prepare a dough with clear warm water. Salt it a … Continue reading

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